11,320 reputation
33771
bio website frankluke.com
location Knoxville, IA
age 37
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen 4 mins ago

I am a web programmer by day (PHP) and work on sermons and teaching material in the evenings.

I attended Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, for a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and a Master of Divinity. I am an associate pastor at a small church in Iowa. While in seminary, my emphasis was on Old Testament studies, but Dr. Wave Nunnally introduced me to the rabbinics. Those have become a special interest as well.

I also enjoy apologetics and was a very active member of the apologetics.org forum before it went defunct.


9m
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
@davidbrainerd, that is true. When I do the full answer, as Dan has requested (I planned on that as I edited the question to reopen it), I do intend to look at the dates of the manuscripts and not just the dates of the authors lives. And this conspiracy relies on the conspirators missing the writings of one of their contemporaries, Eusebius.
11h
reviewed Reviewed Hebrew Text Indicative of a Local or Global Flood?
11h
revised Hebrew Text Indicative of a Local or Global Flood?
deleted 8 characters in body
11h
revised Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
added 342 characters in body
12h
revised Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
Added a source for the claim. Added text for comparison.
12h
reviewed Reviewed Moses and the Rock
12h
reviewed Close Moses and the Rock
12h
reviewed Reviewed “Adultery in your heart” verse
1d
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
ON BAPTISM For there has been imposed a law of baptizing, and its form prescribed: Go, [Jesus] says, teach the nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost. Tertullian wrote that quote before his death c. 225. That's a century before Nicea.
1d
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
Didache 7:1 Concerning baptism, you should baptize this way: After first explaining all things, baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, in flowing water.
1d
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
Since something like the full text of Matthew 28:19 is found in the Didache (AD 50-70 at the earliest and generally early second century at the latest), is alluded to twice by Tertullian (d. 225) in On Baptism and Against Praxeas, and by several other church fathers before Nicea, Nicea (c. 325) couldn't have added it.
1d
reviewed Reviewed Moses and the Rock
1d
reviewed Reviewed What, exactly, counts as a “vain repetition” (Matthew 6:7)?
2d
comment In Genesis 28:13, is the Lord above or beside Jacob?
@Davïd, thank you. That clears some things up in my mind (why the first and second were different). I plan on checking BDB.
2d
revised In Genesis 28:13, is the Lord above or beside Jacob?
deleted 133 characters in body
2d
revised In Genesis 28:13, is the Lord above or beside Jacob?
added 268 characters in body
2d
answered In Genesis 28:13, is the Lord above or beside Jacob?
2d
reviewed No Action Needed In 1 Tim 2:12, how does αὐθεντεῖν (αὐθεντεω) differ from the more commonly used ἐξουσιάζω?
2d
reviewed Reviewed Moses and the Rock
2d
reviewed Reviewed What did Sarah mean by calling Abraham her “lord”?